EMRC launches Circular Economy Webinar Roadmap 2022

Published on Thursday, 10 February 2022 at 8:21:14 AM

A Roadmap designed to increase awareness and catalyse the transition to a more Circular Economy in WA has been launched by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC).

Part of a unique EMRC educational program created in collaboration with Circular Economy Western Australia (CEWA), the Roadmap is designed to benefit businesses and local governments in their approach to joining the Circular Economy revolution.

The Roadmap details nine webinars planned to run from February to November 2022. Each of the webinars will cover different aspects of how the move towards a Circular Economy which will provide a boost to the regional economy and Perth’s Eastern Region as a whole. Collectively, the nine topics in the program will build a composite picture of how a Circular Economy will work in practice and the educational aspect of the program will enable participants to start planning a move towards a Circular Economy. This will benefit organisations, state government agencies, local governments, communities and EMRC stakeholders.

Registrations for the first webinar, scheduled for Friday, 25 February 2022 and titled ‘What is a Circular Economy? Case Study Oranje Tractor’, are now open through Eventbrite and can be accessed here.

The first webinar will provide participants with an opportunity to understand the principles of a Circular Economy and set out a practical approach to change existing thinking. It includes a case study featuring Albany organic vineyard Oranje Tractor. The webinar is free to residents and businesses within the areas of the EMRC’s five member Councils – Town of Bassendean, City of Bayswater, City of Kalamunda, Shire of Mundaring and the City of Swan. Additionally, it is free for CEWA and the Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s members.

Topics covered in the other eight successive webinars, which are closely aligned to the EMRC’s recently-launched Sustainability Strategy, include minimising food waste, embracing circularity in the home, local government procurement in a Circular Economy, reducing biodiversity loss and paving the way towards Net Zero emissions.

EMRC CEO Marcus Geisler said, ‘The Roadmap will take WA’s business community on a journey towards a fully-understanding the Circular Economy approach.

‘The launch event on 25 February will commence the process of gaining practical skills and knowledge to start making the transition.  “Think forward, act now” and get involved to see for yourself how the Circular Economy can make a difference.’

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